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James Dugdale Rothwell

Birthplace Lancashire Prestwich EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna N West 5 Date of Birth: May 28, 1893 Date of Death: September 29, 1942


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): James Dugdale Rothwell

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 28/5/1893 Prestwich, Lancashire (2) (4) (5)

Baptised 25/6/1893 at Holy Trinity, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire (2)


Date and Place of Death: 29/9/1942 aged 49 at Southport, Lancashire (5) (10) (6)

Buried at Ramsbottom Cemetery, Bury, Lancashire (10)


Nationality: British




6 siblings, one died in childhood- (1) (9) (3) Elizabeth Ann born 1892

                                                              Katie born 1895

                                                               Ellen born 1899

                                                                Richard born 1897

                                                                Edith born 1906 

Parents: Father: James Brook Rothwell born 1866 in Salford (1)

                Mother: Ellen Dugdale born 1866 in Preston , Lancashire (1)             

Parent’s occupations: Father was a dyers engineer (1)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

 Occupation: Chemist (11)

Place of residence at Gretna: 2, Dunedin Road, Eastriggs (12)

Job title at Gretna: Chemist (11)

Marital status: Married

James and his wife.

Spouse name (including male name): 1st wife Sarah Ethel Wright born 1890, Wrexham, Denbighshire (2) Died 31/8/1927 (9)(10)

2nd wife Myfanwy Wright born 29/12/1891, Wrexham, Denbighshire (4)(5) Died 21/2/1971 (5)(6)

Date of marriage: 1st 16/12/1916 (11)

Place/Parish of marriage: Dr. Richard Memorial Chapel, Llangollen, Corwen, Merionethshire.

Date of marriage: 2nd 1928 

Place of marriage: Bury, Lancashire

Children: To Sarah, James Thomas Rothwell born  1918 at Eastriggs (12)(8)   

                                     Trevor Wright Rothwell born 13/11/1924 at Corwen (2)(4)(9)           


Awards/recognitions: Medals from WW1 – Victory Medal and British War Medal

Trivia / any other information:  He joined the Royal Engineers and was admitted to the 4th Stationary Hospital hospital suffering from the effects of gas, discharged on 1/10/1915.  

Although both of his wives share the same surname and they were born in the same area, I can find no evidence of them being related. 


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Further links, notes, and comments:

  1. Find my past 1911 ensus
  2. Find my past BMD
  3. Find my past 1901 census
  4. Find my past 1939 register
  5. Ancestry BMD
  6. Probate calendars
  7. Ancestry WW1 service medal and award rolls
  8. Scotlands People
  9. Ancestry public member trees
  10. Ancestry find a grave
  11. Marriage certificate in DPM exhibition
  12. Information from DPM.



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